It's a pretty straight line between home and town, but the paved road jogs a few miles while the gravel road is the short cut.
Of course sometimes you don't want to go on the gravel road for an extra 6 or 7 miles. Sometimes it's muddy. Sometimes it's snowy and the gravel road isn't plowed. Sometimes it's really really dusty and you don't want your car covered in that layer of filth. Sometimes there is fresh gravel on the road and you have to drive extra slow.
But then there are the times you do take the gravel short cut. Because you get to see stuff like this if you do.
Have you taken any short cuts lately?